Drugs and Drug Abuse in Eldorado Park
The DA welcomes the arrest of 34 people on drug related charges in Eldorado Park, as a first step to beginning to address the massive scourge of drugs in the City of Johannesburg.
Drugs and drug abuse have been a massive burden on the people of Eldorado Park, and over the years, the DA has consistently taken up the fight against this scourge on our society going so far as detailing known drug dens to the Metro Police and SAPS.
Yesterday’s arrests are only the beginning of what must be an all-out campaign to save our communities from a drugs crisis.
The most effective way to rid communities of drugs and drug abuse is through cooperation between communities and law enforcement, and job creation that keeps people out of drugs and crime.
Safe Streets Initiative
The DA will continue to mobilise communities to identify drug dens, drug dealers and so-called “lolly lounges” and give this information to the police.
In government in Johannesburg, after this year’s election, the DA will work to create jobs that keep people out of drugs and crime, roll out programmes tried and tested in the Western Cape to combat drugs, as well as our own Safe Streets Initiative.
This will include awareness campaigns in schools and targeted neighbourhoods, social safety programmes for street children, as well as increased visible policing and regular raids.
The DA is committed to winning the war on drugs, and stand ready to bring safe streets and neighbourhoods to Johannesburg.
Job creation is surely the best tool to effectively eradicate the scourge of drugs, and job creation will be the DA’s most focussed priority when we govern Johannesburg.
Director: Communications and Research
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